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Two N.C. A&T Campus Buildings to be Named for Notable Alumni

09/24/2021

The N.C. A&T Board of Trustees (BOT) voted to name two iconic campus buildings after alumna and former chairwoman of the N.C. A&T Board of Trustees, Velma Speight and alumnus and past College of Engineering Dean Joseph Monroe, respectively.

Dr. Alvin V. Blount Jr. to be Honored by NBCAHOF for N.C. A&T

09/24/2021 in Alumni

The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation will host its annual hall of fame induction ceremony virtually at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 24. Among this year’s stellar class of honorees representing North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the late and well-respected, Dr. Alvin V. Blount, Jr.

Three A&T Researchers Aim to Solve AI Reliability with $493K DOD-NSA Award

09/24/2021 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

Three faculty researchers in the College of Engineering (COE) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are addressing issues of national security regarding the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions into critical domains – including autonomous vehicles, robots, defense systems, critical battlefield infrastructure monitoring, complex traffic flow management and more. The research addresses the risk of adversarial attacks in the complex network of data in society’s increasing number of modern smart devices, automobiles and financial systems.

N.C. A&T Alum, National Award-Winning Scholar Named Frye Distinguished Professor

09/16/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University recently announced Jelani M. Favors Ph.D., ‘97, author of the national award-winning and highly acclaimed book “Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism,” has joined the faculty as the Henry E. Frye Distinguished Professor.

N.C. A&T Research Team Employs Drones to Inspect Bridges in North Carolina

09/13/2021 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is responsible for the safety of 13,500 bridges in the state. According to Ali Karimoddini, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, each of those bridges, regardless of their condition, is inspected at least once every two years, in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS). That adds up to a lot of time, personnel and money to ensure the safety of North Carolinians and visitors.

N.C. A&T Joins in $25M NSF Center to Address Phosphorus Sustainability

09/09/2021 in Research and Economic Development, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has partnered with institutions across the country to establish the $25 million Science and Technology Center for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) led by N.C. State University and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The center is a renewable project that will bring together multiple disciplines in a “convergence research approach” to address and reduce not only society’s dependence on phosphate mining, but also the actual amount of phosphorus that impacts our soil and water resources.

N.C. A&T Students Selected for HistoryMakers Student Brand Ambassadors Program

07/07/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

After a competitive application process, two juniors from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are making history of their own as recruits for the 2021-22 HistoryMakers Student Brand Ambassador Program. Jonezie Cobb, a political science student, and Theresa Davis-Nathaniel, a political science and elementary education student, join 22 peers from seventeen colleges and universities as official representatives of The HistoryMakers Digital Archives–the nation’s largest African American video oral history collection.

N.C. A&T Bioengineering Researcher Awarded $550K NSF Grant to Develop Biomaterials for Wound-Care Applications

07/07/2021 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a three-year $550,000 grant to Narayan Bhattarai, Ph.D., an associate professor of bioengineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, to research metal-composite biomaterial that will significantly reduce the inflammation and scar formation of wounds, leading to more effective healing for patients. Bhattarai is the sole principal investigator on the grant titled, “Biodegradable Composite Nanofiber Meshes that Contain Degradable Metal Particulates.”

N.C. A&T Aggie Autonomous Team Completes Four-Year Competition

06/18/2021 in College of Engineering

This past week, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Aggie Autonomous Auto (A3) team completed the four-year Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) AutoDrive Challenge in Mcity, Michigan. Throughout the four-year competition, the team converted a standard electric vehicle to level-four autonomy. The team’s success earned N.C. A&T a spot to compete in Phase II of the SAE AutoDrive challenge.

N.C. A&T Names Martin Interim COAACH Director

04/30/2021

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has named Patrick McPhail Martin, Ph.D., as the new interim director of the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer's, Aging and Community Health (COAACH).

N.C. A&T Center of Excellence, Partners to Launch Cybersecurity Hub for Women

04/23/2021 in Research and Economic Development

The Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Outreach and Education (CREO) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will virtually launch its Cybersecurity Forensic Hub for Women on Monday, April 26 at 4 p.m. This launch comes on the heels of INTERPOL’s commitment to join forces with the Coalition Against Stalkerware in addressing the increase in domestic violence and technology abuse cases during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Aggies Win National 32nd Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

04/21/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University emerged as the national champions of the 32nd annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), with a 70-point lead against Florida A&M. This is the first year the university has laid claim to the title and will receive a $75,000 institutional grant in addition to the championship trophy.

N.C. A&T Advances to Final Four in 32nd Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

04/19/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences

An exceptional team representing North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is advancing to the final four round of the 32nd annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) following its win against Oakwood University. A&T joins Alabama A&M, Florida A&M and Morehouse University as this year’s semi-finalists and will compete virtually today at 6 p.m.

Fifth College of Engineering Hackathon Inspires Innovative Solutions to Complex Corporate Challenges

04/12/2021 in College of Engineering, College of Science and Technology

Not even a pandemic could hinder the talent at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University during the College of Engineering’s fifth hackathon, and second held virtually. One of the spring semester’s marquee events, HACKNCAT The Remix, boasted 22 teams consisting of over 100 competitors from the College of Engineering and College of Science and Technology, representing six undergraduate programs.

N.C. A&T’s Center of Excellence Recognizes Women Faculty in Manufacturing, Launches Academy

04/09/2021 in Research and Economic Development

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women made up approximately 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce in 2020. Data show this trend has been consistent over the last five decades, seeing a peak at 33 percent in 1990. The Center of Excellence in Product Design and Manufacturing (CEPDAM) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University recently launched a new academy to recognize and further enhance support of women faculty and students in the field.

University Galleries to Host Artist-Activists to Discuss the Intersection of Art and Social Justice

03/25/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University will host a virtual program, “African American Women as Artists and Activists” on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 6 p.m. The discussion will feature artists Sunny Gravely Foushee and Virginia Holmes and will delve into the impact that art with a social justice theme is becoming a major component for today’s movements including Black Lives Matter. Noted actress and author Angela Ray will moderate the discussion.

N.C. A&T Alumnus Brings Coming 2 America Set to Life with Fashion

03/24/2021 in Alumni

On March 5, the world was reintroduced to Zamunda with the premiere of “Coming 2 America” on Amazon Prime. Fans from all generations gathered together at home to enjoy this anticipated comedy and many were captivated by the fashion and the esthetics of the set that gave us a front-row seat to the continent of Africa. The behind the scenes work that brought these intriguing visuals to life was due to our very own, James “Jimmy” Hawkins, who is a costume designer that worked as a fitter on the set of the movie.

University Galleries to Host In-Person Exhibition, “Freedom Ship: The Works of Curtis James”

03/19/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will open its in-person exhibition, “Freedom Ship: The Works of Curtis James” on April 1, 2021 to run until June 30, 2021. The exhibition features 18 works by James that illustrate the 2006 children’s book, “Freedom Ship” by Doreen Rappaport. The story is based on the life of Robert Smalls, an escaped slave who piloted the slave ship, Planter, carrying other escaped slaves to freedom past the confederate battleships in Charleston, South Carolina. The exhibition was made possible through the generous art donation by Texas businessman Arthur Primas, who donated 35 works of art, including works by James and Bryan Collier.

N.C. A&T Journalism Students Apply Storytelling Skills to Curb Spread of Coronavirus

03/12/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

As the global community marked the anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, students in their first semester multimedia storytelling course at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University produced a series of audio public service announcements designed to persuade their peers across campus to continue wearing masks, frequently washing hands and social distancing.

N.C. A&T Mechanical Engineering Senior Recognized as 2021 Namaskar Winner

03/12/2021 in College of Engineering

From the corridors of McNair Hall pre-pandemic, to the screens on Zoom, mechanical engineering senior Joshua Burnell is known as a student leader at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University who has strived to positively impact his department, college and university throughout his undergraduate academic career. During the celebration of National Engineers Week at A&T’s College of Engineering (COE), Burnell was selected as the 2021 Namaskar winner for his leadership, professionalism and his level of academic success. COE awards this distinction annually to a graduating senior, highlighting the importance of excellence in engineering and to encourage students to strive for excellence in their endeavors.

N.C. A&T Bioengineering Researcher Aims to Develop Mini-brain in Fight against Alzheimer’s Disease

03/02/2021 in Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering

Yeoheung Yun, Ph.D., a bioengineering professor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, was awarded $1.43 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a functional mini-brain model in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease (AD). According to the Alzheimer’s Association, AD affects more than 6 million Americans and is the most common cause of dementia.

University Galleries to host Artist Bryan Collier Virtual Exhibition and Program

02/17/2021 in College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The University Galleries at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, will open the virtual exhibition, “Rosa: The Works of Bryan Collier” highlighted by a virtual program on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m., featuring Collier. The artist will discuss his work as an acclaimed artist and African American children’s book illustrator. The virtual program will be facilitated by noted actress and author, Angela Ray, and is free and open to the public through registration.

Sixty-One Years Later, N.C. A&T Continues Honoring A&T Four for Igniting Sit-In Movement

01/26/2021 in Student Affairs, Alumni, College of Science and Technology, Physics

More than six decades ago, four N.C. A&T students took bold, non-violent steps against segregation and sat down at a whites-only Woolworth’s lunch Counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, sparking a national movement. On Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at noon, the university will commemorate their courageous acts through a virtual tribute: “It’s About Us.”

A&T to Receive Five Deep-Cold Storage Freezers for COVID-19 Vaccines

01/04/2021

With doses of COVID-19 vaccine now being shipped around the country, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will be well prepared to receive its share, thanks to new deep cold storage units being distributed to 15 campuses of the University of North Carolina System.

Speaker Series at N.C. A&T to Feature Veteran CNN Anchor Discussing Power of Privilege

08/17/2020 in Chancellor’s Speaker Series

The Chancellor’s Speaker Series at N.C. A&T will hold its first of a three-part series for the semester. The initial conversation, “The Power of Privilege,” will feature veteran news anchor and correspondent, Don Lemon, moderated by alumna and sociologist, Destiny-Simone Ramjohn, Ph.D. The virtual event will take place, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at 6 p.m., via ncatchancellorsspeakerseries.com.

Sang and colleagues receive competitive grant to study ginger, asthma

01/09/2020 in Research and Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Shengmin Sang, Ph.D., and his colleagues at Columbia University are planning to study ginger's effect on asthma as the recipients of a four-year, $1.8 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health. Highly competitive, R01 grants fund health-related research and development.

N.C. A&T to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Sit-In; Roland S. Martin to Keynote

01/09/2020 in Students

In celebration of the courageous and brave acts of Jibreel Khazan (formally Ezell Blair Jr.), Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil and David Richmond – known collectively as the A&T Four – N.C. A&T will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Feb. 1, 1960 Sit-In with it Commemorative Program, beginning at 7 a.m., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, with special guest speaker, Roland Martin.

Martin, Obare and Foster Chosen as Triad Power Players

11/01/2019 in Employees, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering

In the 2019 edition of the Triad Power Players, published today, the Triad Business Journal (TBJ) includes North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr., Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Dean Sherine Obare adjunct professor Geoff Foster among professionals risking something – money, reputation, clout — to make a lasting regional impact. impact.